We all know that looking after our physical selves is important for good mental health, but how much does our diet really affect our mood?
Below is a list of resources with further information on the subject:
Food for thought: Mental health and nutrition briefing
An in-depth guide from the Mental Health Foundation detailing the protective factors of certain foods against low mood, as well as additional resources.
The Food Programme - Food and Mood: how eating affects your mental health
We instinctively know that what you eat can boost your mood, but now the science is showing the true extent to which diet impacts depression and anxiety.
Nutrition and Anxiety – a self-help guide (instant download)
Self-help guide by Anxiety UK, currently free to download.
How to de-stress: how food makes our brains happier
What and how you eat can impact your mood, so we asked an expert for some de-stressing nutrition tips.
Nutrition and mental health
A nutritionists guide on food and mood.
How food affects our mood
Increasingly, specialists are recognising the link between what we put in our mouths and what goes on in our heads. Meet nutritional psychiatry – the next frontier in mental health.
Nutritional psychiatry: can you eat yourself happier?
‘What we stick in our mouths matters to our mental health,’ says a leading light in this new field. So what should we be eating?
Food Fact Sheet: Food and mood
PDF detailing information on the benefits of various vitamins/minerals and the effects of deficiency on our moods.